The 3.8 Paragraph. OR Writing the No-Hassle Way. Introduction:. 1 topic 3 points 8 sentences. The 3.8 Paragraph is made up of. Sentence 1: The topic sentence. The first sentence states the three points you are going to make about the topic.
The 3.8 Paragraph
Writing the No-Hassle Way
The 3.8 Paragraph is made up of
West Virginia’s well-known Civil War battle sites include Phillipi, Droop Mountain, and Romney. The battle of Phillipi, which occurred in May 1860, is considered the first land battle of the Civil War. The Confederate Army retreated so rapidly that this battle is often referred to as the “Phillipi Races.” Droop Mountain was the site of West Virginia’s largest Civil War battle. The Confederates captured 580 prisoners there. The little town of Romney was an important hub for the east-west railroad lines. The area changed hands 56 times during the course of the war because each side wanted control of the B&O Railroad. Phillpi, Droop Mountain, and Romney are only three of West Virginia’s many Civil War battle sites.
1. The 3.8 paragraph is one paragraph with
a. 3 sentences b. 8 sentences
c. 11 sentences
2. The 3.8 paragraph makes
a. 1 pointb. 2 pointsc. 3 points
3. The first sentence:
a. develops one point b. is the topic sentence
c. is the concluding sentence
4.The sentenced developing point one are:
a. 2 and 3b.4 and 5c. 6 and 7
5. The sentences 6 and 7 develop:
a. Point 1b. Point 2c. Point 3
6. The eighth sentence:
a. develops point 2 b. five examples or details
c. Rewords or summarizes the topic sentence
Find some information on modern-day slavery that you will write about.
Choose one type of slavery and create a thesis statement for the entire essay. Then create a topic sentence or mini-thesis statement for each of the 3 points stated in your thesis. You will then develop 3-3.8 paragraphs opposing modern-day slavery.
Use what you have learned about the 3.8 paragraph structure to write about them.